November 22, 2011 4:47:17 am
Nearly 431 nominations have been received for elections at 10 municipal councils in the district on December 8. The municipalities to go for the polls are Baramati,Lonavala,Talegaon-Dabhade,Daund,Junnar,Shirur,Alandi,Saswad,Jejuri and Indapur.
Shiv Sena has decided to contest alone in Talegaon Dabhade and in seven wards has filed nominations against BJP candidates. While Lonavala has registered the maximum number of nominations with 120,Talegaon has registered 58 nominations followed by Saswad with 54 nominations. Baramati has 35,Daund 33,Shirur 22,Alandi 29,Saswad 54,Jejuri 22,Indapur has 35 and Junnar has 23 nominations.
As per the schedule,scrutiny of nominations will be conducted on November 23 and the last day for withdrawal of nominations is November 29. The counting will be done on December 9. The model code of conduct for the election is already in force in these municipalities.
Squads have been deployed to keep a close watch on the candidates. Special squads will be deployed to check illicit sale of liquor and cash transactions. A district administration official said over 2,000 staff will be deployed for the election.
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